If you haven’t downloaded it already then do it quickly as it might be removed from the App Store.
Rémi Denis-Courmont, one of the primary developers of the VLC Media Player has filed a formal copyright complaint to Apple regarding distribution of the VLC media player for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store.
Rémi Denis-Courmont has issued the following statement:
Today, a formal notification of copyright infringement was sent to Apple Inc. regarding distribution of the VLC media player for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. VLC media player is free software licensed solely under the terms of the open source GNU General Public License (a.k.a. GPL). Those terms are contradicted by the products usage rules of the AppStore through which Apple delivers applications to users of its mobile devices.
However, the folks at VideoLAN who also have limited rights on VLC had given Applidium the green signal to port VLC to iOS don’t seem to agree with Denis-Courmont’s stance. They have responded with the following tweets:
Maybe the FSF should actually ask us our opinion instead of writing misleading articles about VLC…
@dougsymon @Lrichie_london So far, VLC is not going out of the AppStore…
As of now VLC Media Player is still available on the App Store but don’t take any chances and download it right now using this iTunes link, after all its free.[via iLounge]